Sunday, October 30, 2011

Princess M

Remember how I said that I order M's costumes early to avoid the holiday rush and picked over costumes?  Well, I ended up having to go in the store a few days ago anyway to do exactly that.

The original costume was cute, but it was literally falling apart when I took it out of the packaging.  Lace was coming off the bottom of the tutu (which I ended up completely taking off) and the costume didn't exactly look like the packing said it would (bogus).  Which was surprising since I didn't order it from some unknown costume Web site, but from Target.com.  In the past I've ordered her costume from Diapers.com, but I didn't see anything there this year.  Anyway, I was surprised that Target would distribute such a low-quality product.  But who am I kidding -- MOST Halloween costumes are low-quality.

So I didn't fret (nor did I have the energy or time to deal with griping and returning), but I knew I couldn't count on that little flimsy bumblebee costume to make it through the rest of our fall festivities.  So I went to Target store to look for something similar (and of better quality). I want to dress M in cute general stuff before she starts asking for things (like characters) specifically.  When she was 10 months old, she was a lion.  Last year she was a gnome.  This year I was so excited for her to be a bumblebee, but I couldn't find another bumblebee costume in the store.  I was surprised to find a Princess Tiana costume (they were sold out all over the Web).  The one I found was flimsy and a size too big, so something told me to check out the toy section where they sell the dress-up stuff for little girls.  Whaddya know -- I found a better Princess Tiana dress that was LESS EXPENSIVE than the costume.  Yeah!

I didn't feel so bad having to buy a second costume because I knew she'd love to wear that one around the house.  The only thing about that is it may not be in a decent condition to put up for her little sister to wear one day.  I'm not preggo, but I have saved all of M's costumes for Baby #2.  If it's a girl, she can wear all of M's costumes, but if it's a boy, he can only wear the lion costume from two years ago.  Either way, I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I think of using a costume for a second time with a new baby. :)

Anyway, I'm sure you woke up this morning wanting to hear all about our costume issues -- not! -- so let me share some pics I took of M last week before her school's fall festival.

She's so funny -- she insisted that she needed to touch the pumpkins and flowers in order to take the pic.

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It was only fitting that she took Princess Tiana for Show 'n Tell that day, too.

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She had a great time at her class' fall festival party. :)  We went to a couple of fall activities this weekend that I've set to post on Tuesday and Thursday.  Pics to come of M on her first hayride, seeing Plex from YoGabbaGabba, and her night at Boo at the Zoo.

Have a great week!

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